Here is a list of useful links to websites that may be of interest to anyone interested in or working in the field of being a cameraperson. Apart from the obvious none of these companies or links are endorsed by the BBC. They are simply here because I think they are useful or interesting.
UK and World News.
A great blog, very popular with aspiring Camera crews, written by BBC News Cameraman and Video Journalist Christian Parkinson. Now based in South Africa his blog has very interesting articles relating to all aspects of news camerawork including operating in hostile environments, and some very in depth kit reviews. You can also subscribe to his Podcast where he interviews some very clever people from the industry.
Premium Beats is mainly a music resource with reasonable charges for their content and a great selection of music suitable for most projects. The link here actually directs you to their blog which has good how to articles for film making, with tutorials and downloads to help build your skillset.
Custom Textile Design & Manufacturers Openhouse are best known as a preferred supplier to the Emergency Services and Health Sector for their range bespoke bags and medical supplies. Birkenhead based they design and manufacture pouches and bags that can be used for carrying and storing camera kit too. They also offer a bespoke service where they can design, manufacture and source products to suit requirements.
From my days as a press photographer I have always enjoyed using Think Tank’s great range of Cases and pouches for carrying my gear. Although geared for stills photographers many of their equipment can be utilised and extremely useful for video work.
A website dedicated to the making of great videos. This site has great tutorial videos and kit reviews and it’s well worth subscribing to their emails.